Shearings Coach Tours

Updated February 21, 2017

Shearings is one of the U.K.'s largest travel companies. It offers coach vacations to destinations throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland as well as the Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Shearings also operates a large selection of coach vacations starting in the U.K. to destinations throughout Europe.

Joining a Shearings Tour

Shearings coach vacations are a good choice for visitors to the U.K. who want to travel as far as possible during their vacation.

Tourists from the U.S. can fly to London and enjoy a few days in the city before joining one of these trips. This involves being collected by feeder coach and taken to Shearings interchange point, located just north of the city.

This is where travellers join the coach that will take them to their destination and transport them from their hotel on the various excursions which form a major part of the holiday.

UK and Ireland Tours

The coach trip from London to your destination allows you to enjoy the U.K.'s changing landscapes.

Longer journeys involve a stopover on the way. For example if you're travelling to a destination in Northern Scotland you'll spend a night in the North of England on both outward and inward coach trips.

Holidays to Ireland involve an overnight stop in Wales before crossing by ferry to the Emerald Isle.

Travel to Scottish Islands also involves ferry crossings, which provide panoramic views of coastal scenery.

European Coach Tours

These vacations offer a wide selection of destinations throughout Europe such as the Italian Lakes and Spain's Costa Brava.

They provide the chance to enjoy a traditional ferry crossing between Dover and Calais and then a journey southward through the European landscapes with overnight stops on longer trips.

Obtaining Information

Log on to the Shearings website, where copies of the company's brochures can be downloaded. In addition to coach vacations, they offer the alternative of travelling by air and rail. They also provide sea and river cruises.

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Belfast-based Neil Greenlees was made redundant in March 2009 after working as a reporter for 26 years. For most of his career he was a senior journalist with ''The Ulster Star," a weekly newspaper covering the Lisburn and South Belfast areas. Greenlees holds the National Council for the Training of Journalists Pre-Entry Certificate.